Houston interested in attracting Texas-OU game

Tuesday, October 14th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Houston-AP) -- If Reliant Stadium officials get their way, the Texas-Oklahoma football rivalry could be played well south of the Red River.

The Red River rivalry has been played at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas since 1929, but the schools are threatening to pull out of their contract with the State Fair of Texas if Dallas, State Fair and other groups don't come up with enough money to keep the game there.

Houston television station K-R-I-V reported tonight that Reliant Stadium officials have begun talks with the schools.

Texas and Oklahoma get one (M) million dollars each from ticket revenue from the game. The schools are asking for an additional 350-thousand dollars.

Reliant Stadium is home to the Houston Texans and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The Super Bowl will be played there in February.